Written by Dutch Produce Association.
The Dutch Produce Association, the organisation behind the Chicory Challenge competition, has launched The Chicory Challenge recipes book to raise money for charity.
The Chicory Challenge competition offered amateur and professional cooks in England the chance to win up to £5,000 for a charity of their choice. Its aim was to draw attention to chicory’s potential and inspire English cooks to create some great new chicory recipes.
The recipes book includes a selection of the competition’s top entries and the recipes from the three finalists. Susie Carter who works for Hampshire Fare, won the £5,000 top prize with her recipes for chicory tarts with goats cheese & thyme. The prize money has been donated to Hampshire Fare where it will be used to develop courses to encourage more people to use fresh local produce.
Chicory is little known and little used in the UK but is a versatile vegetable which can be used raw in salads or cooked in a wide variety of ways. Chicory is used far more in the European continent, and the book has been launched to raise awareness of this moreish vegetable. This recipes book is full of inspirational chicory recipes including the likes of chicory & chorizo scones, chicory & butter bean soup, and chicory & orange salad.
The recipes book is being sold by the competition’s chosen charity, BDF Newlife, who offer direct help and care for sick and disabled babies, children and families. For more information, visit: http://www.bdfnewlife.co.uk or http://www.ChicoryChallenge.co.uk.